28th October 1961
The sun sets on the final day of operation along the Westerham branch. In this southward view, SE&CR D1 Class 4-4-0 No. 31739 is seen at Dunton Green, upon the branch line spur to Westerham, alongside a group of enthusiasts. Curving off sharply to the left are the rusting rails of the goods yard, complete with loading gauge. No. 31739 was also at the end of its operational life, and was withdrawn in the following month.
© David Glasspool Collection
Classic "economical" SER architecture at Dunton Green, once a familiar sight at so many stations in Kent. The windows were boarded up by this time, but the hipped slated roof looked in good condition. The building was demolished about ten years later.
© Kevin McArdell
20th October 2006
A northward view from 20th October 2006 reveals that the ex-Grove Park lattice footbridge is the only structure of vintage significance. On the right is a featureless CLASP shelter, whilst the fenced off area on the left marks the former location of the main clapboard station building. The demolition of this structure, and of the CLASP shelter on this side, allowed the extension of the car park. On the far right can still be seen the concrete platform backing of 1934 origin.
© David Glasspool